April 8 in history: the end of support for Windows XP, the most environmentally friendly skyscraper and the first Observatory in orbit

April 8, 1966 launched the first satellite, orbiting astronomical Observatory, OAO-1. He was to hold the maximum number of photometric measurements and to study ultraviolet, x-ray and gamma radiation in space. For such measurements, NASA has allocated as many as four satellites, which later became the basis of creating the largest space telescope “Hubble”.
April 8 in history: the end of support for Windows XP, the most environmentally friendly skyscraper and the first Observatory in orbit
Orbiting astronomical Observatory (OAO model-1)
Model OAO-1, however, failed the mission – on the third day of flight, the satellite began the problem with the power supply, after which he lost contact with the Ground. Truly successful was the Observatory OAO-2 (1968), which gave detailed information about the structure of comets and new stars, and OAO-4 (1972), because he gathered information about pulsars, details of several hundreds of stars and the flight spent a huge amount of space research.

April 8, 2014 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP. That is, the operating system stopped receiving updates that remove the vulnerability and prevent infection by computer viruses. By the way, and XP already got extended support – Microsoft has released updates to it for 12 years against 10 standard for other systems.
April 8 in history: the end of support for Windows XP, the most environmentally friendly skyscraper and the first Observatory in orbit
We remember Windows XP like this
This step by redmagnet upset many fans of the system, because even in his declining years, Windows XP was installed on each fourth computer in the world. But to modernize it to deal with the new “malware” was just as troublesome as to finalize the engine harness from the early 20th century for driving on a par with modern cars.
April 8 in history: the end of support for Windows XP, the most environmentally friendly skyscraper and the first Observatory in orbit
XP remains a popular operating system even in 2016
However, Microsoft was serious when he said that on this date the updates for XP will end – for banks and other unwieldy organizations with ATMs, office systems based on old Windows etc. the company offered further support for a modest $600 million and more a year. The updates pertained to embedded systems, so it might simply not be suitable for home computers, but bold enthusiasts have found a way to connect to the updates feed for large organizations – it was enough just to change one of the keys in the registry.
According to the latest statistics, Windows XP still remains the fifth most popular operating system in the world and is set for 7.5% of all used computers.

8 April 2008 completed the construction of the world trade center in Bahrain is one of the most technologically advanced skyscrapers in the world. “The twin towers” as they are informally called, can boast a height of 240 meters. But most importantly – saving technologies, which are stuffed with futuristic skyscraper.
April 8 in history: the end of support for Windows XP, the most environmentally friendly skyscraper and the first Observatory in orbit
The world trade centre in Bahrain
For example, between the towers, there are three wind turbines with a total capacity of 675 kW. Under the influence of wind they generate up to 15% of the electricity needed to power a 50-story building. And this really is the wind from the Gulf for wind generators arrives decently.
April 8 in history: the end of support for Windows XP, the most environmentally friendly skyscraper and the first Observatory in orbit
Turbines on the bridges between the two buildings of the world trade center in Bahrain
The construction of the skyscraper at a cost of 150 million US dollars and took 4 years. For the original design of the world trade centre has awarded LEAF Awards and The Arab Construction World.

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